The Whangamata Community Board would like further feedback on the Whangamata Community Plan 2020-2030. If you would like to provide your feedback, click here. Or visit our Whangamatā Service Centre, 620 Port Road before 4pm, Friday 24 July. "Our draft plan was outdated and not in the level of detail we think was needed, therefore we made several amendments and would like to seek further feedback from our community - particularly about the projects you would like to see happen," says Ken Coulam, Whangamatā Community Board Chair. The plans help us to understand what is important to the community and help our Community Boards and Council to make informed decisions on prioritising and funding services and activities through the Long Term Plan process. Our Long Term Plan and Annual Plan process is where budgets, details and final decisions are made, whereas these plans capture the shared vision and aspirations of the communities and highlight the key issues and projects they wish to address over a 10 year timeframe. The following community plans have been finalised: Thames Tairua-Pauanui The Mercury Bay and Coromandel-Colville Community Board went back to the focus groups for further feedback on their draft plans in June 2020.The final versions will be avalible next week. Mercury Bay Central Mercury Bay North Mercury Bay South Coromandel-Colville How do the community plans relate to other strategic planning documents? The community plans will be considered by Council throughout its planning cycle so that it prioritises and actions things that are most important to our communities. Click to expand. Are the community plans only about what Council can do? The plans are about what a community can do itself (and advocate for), what Council can do in partnership with the community and other organisations, and what Council can do on our communities’ behalf.